I'm at the planning stage for our home theatre/media room. It is 18"5 x 15"9 (5.6 x 4.8 m) with ~10 foot ceiling (3m). It has a three panel sliding stacker door on the right (opening out into an alfresco/undercover patio area), and the entry to the room is at the rear. Considering thick curtains (perhaps motorised) for the sliding stacker door.
I'm not sure whether to put a sliding door (pocket/cavity slider), or a double door? If its a double door its gonna open away from the media room.
I understand that a sliding door would have more issues with sound leakage, but would this affect the 'sound experience' inside the room? The room adjoins the kitchen/open plan living area, so well away from other rooms. Speaker placement could be an issue too, although either way, perhaps in ceiling rear speakers would be the way to go?? A slider door would make more sense otherwise (takes up less space).
Will have a ceiling projector, soffits/bulkheads and cove lighting on the perimeter, and at the front I'm think of going a 16:9, 110 inch diag screen (or maybe 1:2.35?).
Not sure about speakers at the front - in-wall or floor standing?
Also is there a benefit to use 2 subwoofers?
And atm planning for 5.1 sound but would 7.1 work in this kinda room?
Opinions/advice would be appreciated!